Spinoff – This is what happens when you "Surrender" your animal

posted 3 years ago in Pets
Post # 3
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Honey bee

I’m scared to click. I watched a documentary called “in dog we trust” or something like that. The middle segment was about pounds, and they showed putting all these dogs in a metal bin while they turned on the gas. The animals screamed. Then the cries died down and the worker went to pickup the carcasses and dispose of them. I cried, and am still horrified. But it reinforces my view that I will never surrender an animal. And I will always adopt. 

Post # 4
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: December 2012

I wouldn’t click the link if you’re sensitive to what pounds are best at. Just FYI.

Post # 5
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Honey bee

I clicked. Sigh. 

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2013

is it an article? i cant go on FB at work.. is there another place its posted?

Post # 7
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

Makes me ever so sad.  I honestly wish people took responsibility for the animals they take in but more importantly, if they could only darn neuter their pets!

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

@Kandiss16:  its a pic of a lot of dead animals with a caption saying something along the lines of ‘you think it wont happen to your pet but it will. dont get another one if youve done this”

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: March 2013

oh, i didnt see the “read more” part on the post

Post # 14
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2013

Reading that made my stomach turn… I’m glad I would never in a million years consider giving up a pet.. If where I moved said “no pets” I’d say “no thanks” and find another place (DH and I own our home, and plan on adopting dogs, after we have kids)

ETA: We have already rescued 2 cats ^_^

Post # 15
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2014

Having worked in a shelter, I can say this is all true.  BTW, the reason why shelters make adopters jump through hoops is because they don’t want these animals back.  There’s nothing worse than seeing a happy animal go off to their new home only to see them returned a week later because “my landlord doesn’t allow animals” or “my husband doesn’t like her” or some other crap.  They want to be as sure as possible that you, as a potential adopter, actually understand the responsibilities.  That you understand that the 15lb puppy with giant ears and paws will grow into a 100lb dog that eats a LOT of food. 

We can’t adopt our way out of this.  There are physically not enough open spots to handle the current cat & dog population.  The only way to fix the problem is to spay & neuter.  Seriously, if you want to help, donate to your local low cost spay/neuter clinic.  They provide free or discounted services to those in need within their communities. 

Post # 16
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Blushing bee

This is one of my pet peeves. People are clueless. My dog is a rescue, when I got her from the shelter, I was AMAZED at so many things for example:

(1) It was a mere $75 and a short application to adopt her. No real questions, no home visits, nothing… 

(2) My dog had been abused, abandoned, and brought back to the shelter 4 times, mostly because folks had adopted her when they were renting an apartment, locked her in bathrooms, and she would have separation anxiety and would essentially chew something up. (Just an FYI – don’t lock an abused/abandoned dog in a small bathroom and expect it to end well!)

(3) They informed me that she was scared of the leash, and that they would be bringing her around for me. A few minutes later I hear a YELPING from the parking lot. Idiots were DRAGGING her across the parking lot on a leash she was obviously terrified of. Just another FYI – the dog was a whopping 15 lbs at the time! FIFTEEN POUNDS! I had to run out to get her and carry her because I just couldn’t stand it.

(4) The shelter was not a no-kill shelter. She was scheduled to be euthanized within days if she didn’t find a home. As much as part of me wants to place blame on a shelter, I don’t really, I place blame on owners who don’t take owning a pet seriously, they don’t realize that dogs or any pets really, require attention, they require food, they require medical care, they require money, it isn’t cheap and it isn’t as simple as having a fun puppy to play with. They’re both an investment and also a commitment. If you’re not willing to deal with that – don’t get a pet. These shelters don’t have the space, nor do they have the supplies or financing to keep these animals for long. Yes, kill shelters are sad and scary places, but I place the blame in the owners, not the shelter. 

(5) That dog that all those morons that adopted without realizing what it took to own her, is my very best friend. I could not imagine my life without her in it, and I will spend the rest of that dogs days making her as happy, comfortable, and loved as possible. 

People need to be more educated on what having a pet really involves. Don’t get one if you aren’t prepared, and getting a pet isn’t as easy as “just returning it, or getting rid of it if it doesn’t work out”. 

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